Our Christmas Card is now making its way to homes in the parish, delivered by our lovely volunteers. It is a little token of the warmth of welcome there is for you here at St James, and at our sister church, Holy Trinity in Tidworth. On it are details of all our Christmas services – see photos below. Please do come! We look forward to seeing you.
Join us at 6pm on Sunday 1st December for a dramatic service which starts in near total darkness and gradually welcomes the Light of Jesus coming into the World, to end with a bright and radiant church. A fitting start to the Advent season, so hope you can come. All welcome.
If you are going to be on your own this Christmas, we have a special Christmas Dinner planned for anyone who would like to join with us at the Church Hall. Details on the poster below – please phone to register for a place by 30th November and also to let us know if you need transport. Already looking forward to it!
Join in our celebration of the harvest! We have an autumnal walk, leaving the church gate at 1:30pm Saturday 28th. If you would like to help decorate the church with our harvest produce, that will be after 3pm on Saturday. We have the Harvest Supper on Saturday evening – please contact Mike or Babs Dunning on 01264 398602 for tickets to that. And on Sunday we will celebrate at our service of Word Worship and Song at 10am, when harvest offerings are also most welcome. We will be donating our harvest offerings to those in need and to the Trussell Trust Food Bank in Andover. Hope to see you next weekend!
Revd Tim has laid down the gauntlet! Race The Rector is on! Here is Tim’s challenge as part of Ride & Stride on Saturday 14th September:
Would you like one of these certificates in your downstairs loo? Take part in #racetherector2019 and race against my KOM on any of these four segments on #strava by 5pm on Saturday 14th September and you could get one of these framed certificates for a suggested donation to my churches of £10-15.
There will also be tea, real coffee and homemade cake and there might even be some beers in the church halls of #holytrinitytidworth and #stjamesludgershall from 2pm to 5pm, again for a donation.
I’ll be riding from St James Ludgershall, leaving just after 2pm, and riding to Holy Trinity Tidworth by 5pm via Hungerford, Ramsbury, Marlborough and Pewsey. You’re very welcome to join me (at your own risk and it’s not a race… but we might see who gets there first!) @ Wiltshire
Ride & Stride 2019 is on Saturday 14th September, a day when churches are open for visitors and we are encouraged to ride our bikes or walk to visit them. St James Ludgershall and Holy Trinity Tidworth are participating and will be open for cakes and refreshments between 2 and 4pm. Our striders will be heading for Upper Chute, leaving the church gate at 1:30pm, with a lift available back again so we don’t miss the cakes! Riders are many and various, some heading to Upper Chute, some to Holy Trinity, and other more ambitious riders time trialling in #racetherector – more details on routes for that to come so watch this space! 🤩🚴🏼♂️🚵🏼♂️🚵♀️🚴♀️🚶🏼♂️🚶♀️🏃🏼♂️ You might like to sponsor our participants using the form at the door of church, or make a donation. Thank you. And whether you ride, stride or neither, come and eat cake!
We are very excited to invite everyone to our St James’ Day Fun Day 10am-3pm Sunday 28th July at the church. Our service will start at 10am but if you can’t make it to the service, please still come to join us afterwards from 11am onwards for BBQ, live music, ice creams and games. There might even be sheep to pet! All welcome!